Newcastle Unchanged For Tottenham


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Steve McClaren has just announced his team for the tough game at Tottenham this afternoon and as expected the team is unchanged from that which got a surprise 2-0 win against Liverpool last Sunday.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli are in the Tottenham line-up today.

Teams:

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris (c); Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose; Tom Carroll, Eric Dier; Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen; Harry Kane
Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier, Nabil Bentaleb, Nacer Chadli, Josh Onomah, Heung-Min Son

Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot; Daryl Janmaat, Chancel Mbemba, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Georginio Wijnaldum; Siem de Jong; Papiss Cisse
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, Kevin Mbabu, Yoan Gouffran, Florian Thauvin, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)

This is another tough game for Newcastle but on the positive side of things it´s another chance for the lads to get a good result and drive the confidence up among the players.

This is what Steve McClaren has said about Spurs – who have been in good form this season:

“Tottenham are at home and in good form.” “Harry Kane is scoring goals and their players are playing well so it’s not an easy place to go.”

“We will have to be fully focused and intent on giving a performance and fight for the result.”

“Spurs are a good team. They have a good squad of players and they play with a very high intensity. That gives us a good platform to put in a performance.”

“They’re on a great run and if they weren’t in the Europa League, I think they’d be title contenders or at least a top four side.”

“The further you go in the competition the bigger effect it has on the team, but I think they’ll be okay this week because they’ve already qualified. We fully expect to face a very energetic Spurs side on Sunday.”

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325 comments so far

  • Bambams

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #1

    The games do not get any easier….
    We need 3 but I would take a point now.
    Wonder which Toon team turns up today?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #2

    So McClaren doesn’t like to tamper with a wining formula 😉

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #3

    no surprises here. hopefully perez & jean miro come on for cisse and anita sooner rather than later

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #4

    I wonder how we’ll all be feeling when this thread comes to an end.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #5

    nonplussed

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  • AncientC

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Tom Carroll’s contract runs out this summer, a player McClaren & co should be taking a good look at today.

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  • SPRINGY

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #7

    hope SDJ another decent game….need to get him upto speed soon as possible

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  • manxpie

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Well a 4-0 nil win will put us 14th but I’ll be happy with just the 3 points for now

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  • firebug666

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #9

    I think the ref Roger East gets things right today, since 2013 he has given 101 yellow cards and six reds, including sending off the wrong player at Old Trafford when Man U played Sunderland.

    He sent off Wes Brown when it should have been John O’Shea. Just in case anyone was interested.

    Hope he has a good game for us today.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Pace, power and aggression is what we struggle with, not much of it in the Spurs team. Strill expecting a loss, but confident we won’t be overran, let’s see eh!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh, we’re long overdue a pen too! Be kind please ref.

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  • SPRINGY

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #12

    hopefully the ref in the coventry game used up the daily quota bollick decisions!lol

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Jesper…….. Will you be forcing yourself to watch today?

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  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Thauvin Perez and Mitro on as impact players at some stage.

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  • lukes26

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Hopefully tottenham are as poor today as liverpool were last week.

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  • AncientC

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Colback has been a bit rusty since coming back from injury, we really need him to step up today. I think Colback is a sublime passer when he is on form.

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  • nightfa11

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Mclarens tactics: telling everyone that every team we play against is a title contender 🙂

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  • Belfast

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah Jesper do tell us ? I think you should just give it a miss to be honest.

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  • Belfast

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Weed the garden or something.

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #20

    error (0x800CCC13): Cannot connect to the network. Verify your network connection or modem.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Depends which team turns up today. Still a bit surprised at the obvious increased effort last week.
    If they can replicate that effort -and don’t make any gaffes could get a result.
    2 -1 to the Toon.

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  • davetoon

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Hopefully Sissoko and Gini can have as much impact this week

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  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Jesper……….. I would like to think you are going to watch. It will certainly help you to give a better opinion of how we are playing etc.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Jesper is a casual, his opinion is worth nought.

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  • Malta Mag

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Tough game today and I’m nervous as that Palace game is still embedded in my mind. In reality with the players we have, we should be able to perform anywhere however that soft under belly is still present and I would have to say another step back today with a 0-2 defeat. I hope I’m wrong……

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  • John Tudor

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #26

    worth as much as yours or mine

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  • Thump

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Interested to see what team shows up. If we approach the game with the attitude that we approached the Liverpool game, I reckon we can get something out of it, but with the form the Spuds are in…

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  • AncientC

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Harry Kane can be extremely wasteful at times, if Kane has one of his poor games, we should have a chance.

    Not sure I trust Cisse up at the other end either.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #29

    It really depends on how we play because I think we can cause them problems going forward but if we just let them walk all over us and not put any tackles in then it will be a walk in the park

    I do worry about their pace on the flanks though Rose and Walker are rapid compared to Dummett and Janmaat

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #30

    the only thing different in both these teams is confidence, i think we could be as good as them if they had belief , our bench has the stronger players

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Janmaat rightly giving Sissoko an earful there, why he dallied so long only he knows.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Cisse blocking a goal bound effort – what a nugget!

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  • TheToonKing

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #33

    God i hate Cisse….and that stupid retarded smile.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #34

    If the ref is giving a free-kick for that ‘push’ by Sissoko then there should be hundreds each match.

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  • Obertans_on_roids

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #35

    Get Mitro on!!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Being dangerously dispossessed too easily in our own half. Can’t get out.

    Need to up the intensity, not at the same level as last week so far.

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  • TheToonKing

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #37

    Sissoko lazy again.

    We’re loosing the ball too much.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Sissoko abuse is pretty shocking
    He is our best player by a countryy mile

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  • firebug666

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #39

    So far we have been poor, and look like we are their for the taking. We cannot string two passes together, and have resorted to hoofing it up field to their back four, talk about inviting pressure.

    It’s only a matter of time until they score I think.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #40

    They’re picking up everything, our midfield is non-existent.

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